Special Issue "Circle Sustainability of Wastewater and Sludge Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 December 2020).
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can be an important part of circular sustainability due to integration of energy production and resource recovery during treated wastewater production. Global nutrient needs and the growing demand for water and energy in the world are the main reasons for implementing a circular economy concept in WWTPs and the promotion of innovative, cost-effective, and high-performance wastewater and sewage sludge treatment systems. Those novel generation treatment technologies must be able to produce high-quality treated effluent to reuse for agriculture and land irrigation, industrial purposes, toilet flushing, groundwater replenishing, as well as drinking water. Wastewater and sewage sludge are also a new renewable source of energy and materials. WWTPs are considered as a biorefineries to produce, e.g., biofuels, biogas, bioplastics, fertilizers, and constructed materials. In this Special Issue, we would like to bring together papers on the state-of-the-art of environmental technologies for sustainable development of WWTPs, including principles of wastewater and sewage sludge treatment, recourses recovery, as well as challenges and barriers which prevent the implementation of innovative technologies at the water sector.
Prof. Ewa Neczaj
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wastewater treatment
- sewage sludge treatment
- resource recovery
- water reuse
- circular economy